Chaotic Double IPA | Twisted Manzanita Ales

Chaotic Double IPAChaotic Double IPA
BA SCORE
53.1%
Liked This Beer
3.72 w/ 147 Ratings
Chaotic Double IPAChaotic Double IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Twisted Manzanita Ales
California, United States
twistedmanzanita.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by srandycarter on 06-27-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
147
Liked:
78
Avg:
3.72/5
pDev:
14.25%
Alströms:
3.69
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
19
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 147 |  Reviews: 32
Photo of jmdrpi
4.07/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can into glass

Clear dark golden in color,, big white head. Minimal lacing. Nice earthy hop aroma and a little bit of boozy malt. Taste is well balanced, not too bitter, good flavor. Sticky mouthfeel.

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Photo of Tone
4.06/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, copper color. 1/2 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of strong alcohol, strong citrus hops, strong piney hops, slight sweet malt, and hop resin. Fits the style of an American Double / Imperial IPA. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with a low carbonation level. There is also a strong bitterness and slight dryness. Tastes of alcohol, strong hop resin, slight piney hops, slight sweet malt, and a hint of citrus hops. Overall, good appearance, aroma, blend, and a decent body and feel.

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Photo of Donkster46
3.22/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AngEo
3.66/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Furley80
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AlaskaAg
3.07/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of LukeGude
3.15/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Overly bitter

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Photo of chinchill
3.52/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can into a Sierra Nevada glass.

Pours with a clear copper colored body topped by a decent off-white head.
Moderately strong hoppy aroma with a strong hop flavor favoring citrus notes -- lots of citrus. Ample malt here too, leaving the beer just moderately+ bitterness and adding some caramel and faint baked bread. Still, this is markedly hop dominant, as expected for style. Lingering, fairly strong, bitter grapefruit peel aftertaste.

Medium body with medium-high carbonation and a dry finish.

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Photo of zeff80
3.66/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lgkiii
5/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of MonkeyBread
3.18/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DavidS333
5/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Chaotic Double IPA is a Double Imperial from Twisted Manzanita Ales. It froth level is medium to thick on scale of light/medium/thick. The froth is a nice usual froth color mixed with a brown sugary color. The smell is flavorful, and well spiced. The body is medium to thick on the medium side or half way between, on a scale of light/medium/thick. The color is of a nice rich amber color. Darker in the center of the glass, and lighter around its edges.

Chaotic Double IPA is a sort of Double's Double if one will. It has that rich hop flavor, somewhat thicker texture than your usual beer, and a nice darkish color that Imperials/Doubles sometimes have. The taste gets stretched out per se, as one drinks it more slowly, and one can hence in such a way get a better sense of the layers of hop flavor that enhance this beer's drinking experience.

When one holds the beer in the front of ones mouth one can sort of sense that sort of pillar of tasty hop richness at the base of ones tongue, but one gets the sense of their being sort of a lighter hop flavor on top of it, sort of like warm water sitting on top of cool in the ocean. As one takes the beer back into the mouth, along the edges of one's tongue, one gets to see the sparkle of different hoppy flavors that were hiding in that sort of veil of lighter hops on top, and the richness of those lighter hop flavor sort of come to life, and enrich the sort of swallowing per se of the beer.

The aftertaste is light, and almost reminds me of a hoppy flavor tinged with a little bit of rose-water or something like that, its quite nice and definitely unique.

Chaotic Double IPA is a really good double, it has a unique sort of flavor profile, but still sits in the Double IPA sphere per se, with a sort of integrity to the type of beer per se. Overall a really good beer, very rich in flavor, even if some of the flavors are subtle, and ultimately very drinkable.

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Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of tropical fruits, malts. Taste is tropical fruits, alcohol, resin, malts, a bit more alcohol, considerable bitterness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall a good beer, but a touch on the boozy side.

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Photo of epyon396
3.44/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
3.07/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of therubicon
4.39/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mcthfg
3.81/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Songminx2
3.61/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lobina
3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LADaveBN
3.64/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of retry4z
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tasteology408
3.43/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Alot going on in this beer. Picked it up since I had never scene I'd and it was from san Diego.. Not a favorite but it was different. Pick it up if your looking for something different and your bored. Otherwise don't bother

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Photo of zknight
3.99/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kenai4
4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lorihall1
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Chaotic Double IPA from Twisted Manzanita Ales
Beer rating: 53.1% out of 100 with 147 ratings
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